Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004 Wes Higgins

Copernicus Imaged 09-14-06 , 18 Inch Reflector , Infinity 2-1M Camera

The Text Listed Below Is Provided By Personal Authorization From Christian Legrand Of VMA, Link To Virtual Moon Atlas

Description:
Young and isolated formation with hexagonal form. Bright rays all around.
Very steep slopes dominant Mare Insularum of 900 m tormented and supporting Fauth to the South and Gay-Lussac to the North.
Floor flatter to the North that to the South. Three central mountains (1200 m). Hills and ruins in the arena.
Size:
Dimension: 95x95Km / 56x56Mi
Height: 3760m / 11400ft
Height/Wide ratio: 0.0404
Observation:
Interest : Exceptional formation
Observation period: 2 days after First Quarter or 1 day after Last Quarter
Minimal Instrument: 50 mm refractor